Belleek ware
noun see Belleek

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Belleek (ware) — or Belleek [bə lēk′] n. 〚after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland, where it is made〛 a fine, glossy, often iridescent pottery resembling porcelain * * * …   Universalium

  • Belleek (ware) — or Belleek [bə lēk′] n. [after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland, where it is made] a fine, glossy, often iridescent pottery resembling porcelain …   English World dictionary

  • Belleek (ware) — or Belleek [bə lēk′] n. [after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland, where it is made] a fine, glossy, often iridescent pottery resembling porcelain …   English World dictionary

  • Belleek ware — Bel*leek ware A porcelainlike kind of decorative pottery with a high gloss, which is sometimes iridescent. A very fine kind is made at Belleek in Ireland. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Belleek ware — Bel|leek «buh LEEK», noun, or Belleek ware, a kind of very thin, almost transparent porcelain with an opalescent glaze, made in decorative shapes. ╂[< Belleek, a town in Northern Ireland, where it is made] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Belleek ware —  porcelain from the factory at Belleek, in Fermanagh, Ire. (now Northern Ireland). Extensive local deposits of white feldspar and Cornish china clay and the use of skilled labour from England contributed to the early success of this factory,… …   Universalium

  • Belleek — noun Etymology: Belleek, town in Northern Ireland Date: 1869 a very thin translucent porcelain with a lustrous pearly glaze produced in Ireland called also Belleek china, Belleek ware …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belleek — /bəˈlik/ (say buh leek) noun a fragile, ornamental porcelain with a bright lustre. Also, Belleek, Belleek ware. {named after Belleek, village in Northern Ireland} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Belleek — /beuh leek /, n. a fragile Irish porcelain with a bright luster. Also called Belleek ware. [1865 70; after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland where it is made] * * * …   Universalium

  • Belleek — Bel•leek [[t]bəˈlik[/t]] n. cer a fragile Irish porcelain with a bright luster. Also called Belleek′ ware . • Etymology: 1865–70; after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland where it is made …   From formal English to slang

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